A lorra lorry winners in HGV contest

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Challenge has announced the winners of its HGV Technology Challenge – a competition to identify and promote innovative low carbon solutions for trucks. The challenge […]

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By Tom Gibson

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Challenge has announced the winners of its HGV Technology Challenge – a competition to identify and promote innovative low carbon solutions for trucks.

The challenge set was to reduce CO2 and improve fuel economy, with most solutions able to attach to existing vehicles.

The winning companies were rewarded for creating products that used dual fuel, reduced drag and optimised driving efficiency. The winners were: Hardstaff Group; SOMI Trailers; MIRA; Zeta Automotive; RDS Europe; and joint winners Flybrid Systems and The Flybus Consortium.

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership is an advisory group established in 2003 to help ensure that UK business can benefit from the shift to low carbon vehicles and fuels in the UK. Heavy Good Vehicles account for around 5% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions.

The LowCVP managing director Greg Archer said: “The HGV Technology Challenge shows the high capacity of UK engineers to develop innovative and effective solutions to help us tackle climate change.”